Why I find it difficult to read in the summer

In my wildest dreams, I would never have imagined I would someday end up living in a country where you have to wear a down-filled coat for 6 months of the year. In fact, I […]

Book Review: It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell

Title: It Was Me All Along Author: Andie Mitchell My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ After I finished reading this book, as I always do, I had a look at a few Goodreads reviews to see what other […]

Book Review: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Title: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Author: Barbara Demick My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Anyone who has any interest at all in North Korea should read this book. I found myself enthralled in this […]

Book Review: Cataract City by Craig Davidson

Title: Cataract City Author: Craig Davidson My Rating: ♥♥♥ I was reminded of this book when I was reading one of Craig Davidson’s other books, Precious Cargo, which is one of the contenders for Canada […]

Audiobooks: Why I think they’re great, and why they don’t work for me

Audiobooks. I think audiobooks are a great idea. I’m sure some of you can relate to that feeling of just wanting to dig in and read that new book you picked up, but having to […]

Book Review: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Title: A History of the World in 6 Glasses Author: Tom Standage My Rating: ♥♥ This isn’t really a book I would have chosen to read by myself. I read it for my monthly bookclub, […]

How good was that? How I Pick My Ratings for Book Reviews

While I’m reading a book, I’ll usually put in quite a bit of thought about how many hearts I’m going to rate it when I’ve finished (yeah, I use hearts instead of stars in my […]

How is it February already? A January round-up

Whoosh! That’s the sound of 2018 already flying by. I was lucky enough to spend a week in Puerto Escondido, Mexico in January. That week off helped me get a head start on my 2018 […]